Topics include marrying your platonic best friend, the rise of therapy-speak, COVID in prison, Homecoming at HBCUs, abuse documentaries, the road to terfdom, ranking the muppets and more!
The dark fairytale re-telling has become an established fantasy sub-genre in its own right, and Malice’s sweet lesbian love story and bitter realities are a more-than-worthy addition.
“I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.”
Secrets, silence, internalized misogyny, power, desire, and the catastrophic — yet very common — ways in which girls are harmed as they grow into women are all themes that Febos examines in “Girlhood,” an essay collection that blends memoir, journalism, and cultural critique.
How DO plague stories end? Plus, “non-binary” in Italian, was this one feminist classic actually trash, the Tamagotchi cemetery and more.
Novels, memoirs, essay and short story collections that are really good and also have lesbian sex in them! Wow!
We Too maps out the underground ecosystems of sex worker survival and self-determination that are literally the building blocks of a new world order.
This tiny book is a quiet horror story in which beauty is a terror and friendship is an undoing of the self. The final line has haunted me long past reading it.
Not reading anything for a week, an interview with jamie hood, bathroom libraries, a short story collection of Sarahs and more.
“I am looking for content more than simply a small throw-away line that the woman is bisexual. I would love to see bisexual women for whom their queer identities and queer communities are a big part of their life and a notable aspect of the book.”
Topics include reviewing the book review, TikTok aesthetics, Choose Your Own Adventure books, Soho House, private school, “A Teacher” and so much more!
Broder’s coming-of age-tale MILK FED is at turns funny, poignant, and squirm-in-your-seat sexy.
In Magnified, Minnie Bruce Pratt meditates on “the eternal time of death, the short intense time of work, and the focused, magnified time of the intimacy” shared with her beloved, the late trans lesbian activist Leslie Feinberg.
Toni Morrison as an editor; queer sex, food, and obsession; reimagining sex and survival; and more.
In We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel aim to amplify a politics of trans people against capitalism and empire.
We’re delighted to be able to share an exclusive EXTENDED excerpt of A Desolation Called Peace in honor of its launch.
It’s ok not to remember everything that you read, a new fund for Black creatives, and what is it like to explore childhood horror through the lens of queer adulthood?
Marty Fink shows how caregiving is activism, disability is sexy and dusty archives are tantalizing in Forget Burial, an essential, highly pleasurable, read.
Topics include a Hollywood con artist, lip-reading, the benefit of nervous breakdowns, ultra-fast fashion, Mrs. Meyer’s soap, writing lesbian sex, Gamestop, Mormon Mommie Bloggers, butt lifts and more!
In 2012, a Condé Nast website called style.com published an article with the headline: “IS LESBIAN CHIC HERE TO STAY?” In this thrilling piece of supposed journalism, the writer remarked, “Lesbians! They’re everywhere.”
“Stories about huge families full of love, whether nuclear or chosen or just-for-school, were the comfort food of my childhood, and I’m trying to find something similar for my queer adulthood. Is there such a thing?”